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2 year old dies in Wilkes County hit & run

Last Updated on December 11, 2020 3:49 pm

NEWTON – On Thursday, 10 December, at approximately 8:53 p.m., the NC State Highway Patrol responded to and is investigating a fatal hit & run collision in Wilkes County on Traphill Road at Jettie Joines Ave which is near One Mile Road.

The initial investigation indicates a 2-year-old child wandered away from his residence and was located by family members along the roadside in the area.  To seek medical assistance, the child was initially transported by a family member to the Mountain View Fire Department but was pronounced deceased at Wilkes Medical Center a short time later.  The child had been left at home with two other children for a short time as a parent went to a neighboring house.  The child has been identified as Atticus Stamey, 2, of Hays.

The Highway Patrol is asking for public assistance from anyone who may have been involved or seen something in the area of Traphill Road from approximately 8:30 p.m. to 8:50 p.m.  The vehicle involved was most likely traveling north on Traphill Road.  Anyone with information regarding this collision should contact the Highway Patrol at 828-466-5500.  The investigation is on-going.

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